There are many kinds of dances that it being danced in many dance competition and one of them is Tap dancing. Like all dance competition, dance costumes are needed, tap dance costumes should be well made and designed for freedom of movement. Dancers don't want a skirt to impede very quick turns or long pant legs to get caught on a very high-heeled tap shoe.
When planning a great performance, some dances teachers will usually select choose a single costume for some younger dancers, using some accessories to change its look slightly from ballet up to tap in to jazz. This practice keeps costumes more cheap and affordable for parents and will eliminates the hassle of changing backstage. Older dancers preferred and tend to wear multiple costumes tailored to each dance.
There are many manufacturers that deals with costumes like this. Kelle Company give and provides costumes and accessories for all dancers of all ages. Many costumes in their Jazz dance line would be equally suitable for all tap dancers, and accessories also include everything from sequined berets up to gloves. Another one is Curtain Call Costumes sells a perfectly complete jazz and tap selection. An extensive and nice collection of separates lets dancers design their ideal tap dance costume from assorted skirts, leotards, tops, and leggings. Add accessories for much more customization.
Lastly there is also Wolff-Fording and Company that offers over 100 years of experience in costume sales. Only authorized studios are given authorization and allowed to place orders. Teachers can browse the nice and complete catalog online and request a paper catalog for price information. Lastly the Leo's Dancewear; it is another company that will only sell outfits and costumes to authorized dance instructors. Teachers can request a catalog by giving some proof of profession.
When you hear the shuffle, the flap, the cramp roll, the single and double pullback, the shim sham shimmy, the stomp, scuff, single and double toe punches, you bet, you hear someone doing the tap dance. These steps are among the basics and common tap dance steps. Other steps are combination of shuffle ball change, flap heel, buffalo, Maxi Ford, wings, Cincinnati, the Irish, Waltz, Clog, the paddle roll, and the paradiddle. And do not forget the hot steps, heel clicks, single, double and triple steps.
Since the mid-1800s, Irish performers have been spreading tap dance. These Irish dancers would dance as if imitating the black people from the south and do this in step dancing. From the 1930s to the 1950s, Vaudeville dancers have included tap dancing in their performances in film and of course in their Broadway musical shows. Vaudeville dancers would usually wear Tap Dance Costumes such as flowy cocktail dress and tap dance shoes. Men would be in their plain black or white suit, and would sometimes be in suspenders. They would have hats as well to add to the over-all drama.
Adult Tap Dance Costumes can easily be found compared to other dances. In fact, Adult Tap Costumes can be just any ballroom dancing dress or for men, their usual coat and tie. What matters most in any Tap Costumes is the shoe. Whether Jazz tap or Broadway tap, tap dance is one of the top and widely played dances in any musical. They are characterized of beats and musical accompaniments, normally with string or acoustic instruments or both. Tap dance can also be danced in acapella or without accompaniment. The tap itself brings rhythm to the dance. The choreography can be set but most of the time also comes improvised. Tap dance is truly one of the classic dances of all time.